I loved learning to knit. But I am s.l.o.w. Very slow. I read these knitting blogs, and people have finished sweaters and socks just dropping from their needles every couple of days. Not me. Granted, I tend to knit in fits and starts, picking up and putting down projects for months at a time. But still.
I just looked it up. The Hemlock Ring Blanket pattern was published/shared in August, 2007. And I loved it then. It wasn’t too much later that I cast on one for myself. Along the way I ripped it back most of the way twice, and as I said, put it down for periods of months. But still, for a knitted project that everyone else seemed to churn out in a matter of days, a “quick knit,” it took me more than 3 years.
But I still love it.